May June 2022

Taking to the Streets Once More

By Brad Offman The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on families and businesses across Canada and around the World. For many of us, the last two years have been tough. There are, however, some things about my pre-pandemic life that I will not miss. Regular commuting to downtown Toronto …

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May June 2022

2022 Canadian Federal Budget: How will it affect the Canadian charitable sector?

By Mark Blumberg and Helene Mersky On April 7, 2022, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable for the Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau. Highlights The budget dealt with many big issues surrounding Canada’s COVID-19 recovery and housing …

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May June 2022

Is Strategic Philanthropy Part of Your Major Donors’ Estate Planning?

The Accidental Philanthropist – Mark Halpern   Five ways affluent families use Life Insurance to preserve wealth and create enduring charitable legacies   By Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP, MFA-P I recently moderated a panel discussion about insurance strategies at the 3rd annual Northwind Institute High Net Worth forum at beautiful …

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May June 2022

No Apology Needed

Thinking Out Loud – Maryann Kerr   By Maryann Kerr I’ve been thinking about the politics of apologies and how these politics have a significant impact on our progress in the philanthropic sector. The politics of apologies is a topic covered well in several articles I have read recently online …

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May June 2022

A New Generation of Volunteers

Leadership – Kathleen Provost Change seen as an opportunity By Kathleen A. Provost, CFRE, MAdEd As a professional fundraiser, I sometimes wonder — if change is good, why is it so difficult? In my article entitled The Great Awakening (Jan/Feb 2022 issue), I talked about the learning coming after weathering …

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May June 2022

Seven Faces of Philanthropy

Wealth Management – Malcolm Burrows   By Malcolm Burrows The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors is an iconic American fundraising book published in 1994. In it authors Russ Allen Prince and Karen Maru File neatly categorize charitable profiles. While written for a fundraising audience, …

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May June 2022

Seen, Heard & Noted

May 17th was International Day against homophobia and transphobia. For this occasion, the Fondation Émergence and advertising agency Havas Montréal, created at the Haute École d’Horlogerie Arc in Switzerland, a first of its kind: a 54-second watch, illustrating that time is different for everyone depending on your sexual orientation, identity …

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May June 2022

The Metaverse Comes to Philanthropy

In Budapest, Hungary, Next Earth established a new collaboration with SEE Turtles, a non-profit organization working to protect endangered sea turtles through conservation tours, education, funding, and more. The campaign ran from 19 May to 2 June. As part of the “Clean-the-ocean” charity campaign, a game is being launched in …

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Corporate PhilanthropyFundraising Events

The more miles they travel, the fewer people go hungry

Assurant, Inc., a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, embarked on the third annual “Turning Miles Into Meals” challenge this April to benefit core charitable partner, Move For Hunger. Assurant’s first “Turning Miles into Meals” challenge with Move For Hunger, a national hunger …

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Corporate PhilanthropyDonation Programs

Communities Across Canada Raise More Than $5.7 million in support of McHappy Day

Extended by popular demand, Canadians can still purchase exclusive McDonald’s Canada x Peace Collective collection featuring nostalgic McDonaldland® characters to support RMHC TORONTO, ON–Canadians from coast to coast to coast united to celebrate the 28th annual McHappy Day®, McDonald’s Canada’s annual fundraising event aimed at raising donations for Ronald McDonald …

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